Hair. Sheesh. It’s the one thing we can all agree that makes us or breaks us. Ask a woman how’s it goin’, and she’ll answer, “Great,” only if her hair looks good. I can remember back to family photos and while the fashions were hideous, I always remark on my hair. It’s the tie that binds humanity together.
Let’s discuss your hair needs in central Arkansas.
Little Rock has plenty of salons. And there is one salon that is getting some attention lately. It’s Salon Cirae (pronounced Sir-ay), located on the backside of the Tanglewood Shopping Center at Mississippi and Cantrell.
It is owned and operated by Leah Harding, who’s been a stylist for more than seven years. She did something recently to my hair that has been a game changer. It’s called the GK straightening treatment. It’s a keratin treatment without the use of formaldehyde (the active ingredient is glycolic acid). It takes about an hour and a half, and it smooths the hair and helps with frizz, and it will last about five months.
It has simplified my life by reducing my blow dry time, but it also eliminates the use of a straightener after drying. My hair is smooth without frizz. We are about to enter the heat and humidity of an Arkansas summer. This means I can wash and dry and not worry about the mess that I’ll have on my hands after I dry it. I have ZERO frizz now that I have had this treatment.
Leah applied the treatment on a Monday in March. She used a flat iron at the time to seal the treatment. She said I could have washed the next day (which is different from what a traditional keratin treatment allows) but I waited two days. I have weekly blowouts because I am on camera every week and frankly, my hair naturally is too frizzy and coarse to manage. Now with the GK treatment, I am not so sure I need the weekly blowouts. My hair is camera ready even after I wash and dry it which is quite a bit different to the hair I’m accustomed to.
The GK hair taming system is just one of Leah’s tricks in her stylist bag. She has plenty of others and is known for her hair color treatments and foiling which you lighter-shade men and women know all about. But for everyone else, she can help get your hair where you want it. She has a team of stylists who work with all ages and ethnicities and they accommodate a large clientele. Some clients have been coming to that particular salon for decades. It’s been on the back side of the shopping center and was once the center of town.